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CHINESE, VIETNAMESE HELD OVER OLIVEIRA KIDNAPPING

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MBABANE – While police investigations suggest that Almor Oliviera is alive, one suspect from China and another one from Vietnam have been arrested.


This follows the kidnapping of the well-known businessman about two weeks ago.
Information gathered by the Times SUNDAY was that initially there were three suspects; however, one of the suspects was later released.
The two were arrested and charged at Ezulwini and are currently kept at Lobamba Police Station.


The two men of Asian origin are aged 44 and 34 respectively. They were found with a 9 mm special revolver loaded with three rounds of ammunition and a Karatay 12 Bore shot gun loaded with four rounds of ammunition without a licence and permit.


The suspects are yet to appear before the Mbabane Magistrates Court.
Other items that were found by the police included three face masks (two of them are those which can be purchased over the counter while the other one was handmade), taser and a bolt cutter.
The Royal Swaziland Police claim that they are dealing with a network of mafia operating within the country and beyond.


Information gathered by this publication was that the syndicate comprises of experts positioned within Swaziland, South Africa and Mozambique.
Yesterday, National Commissioner of Police Isaac Magagula praised the officers who were involved in the investigation of the case which he termed as a high profile one.
He also unveiled the team of police officers who were appointed to investigate the matter.


Magagula said the officers no longer sleep as they want to wrap up the case as soon as possible and he noted that their net was closing in on the culprits.
The police chief said it was discovered that the suspects were using highly sophisticated technology.


“Our net is closing in on the syndicate and we are grateful to the nation for the support and constant communication. We believe that he is still alive as our investigations point to that.”
Magagula also stressed that they were the only officially registered institution that was tasked with dealing with the matter.

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